Newark Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca is one of eight candidates contending to fill a vacant seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors as a result of former supervisor that came after months of scandals, media reports say.
The Oakland Tribune reported that Lockyer’s predecessor Gail Steele is also among those applicants. The other hopefuls include Union City Mayor Mark Green and former Union City Councilman Richard Valle.
Both candidates from Union City are in races for other political roles. Green is currently , while Valle has been campaigning to be Union City’s next mayor.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will be reviewing the candidates’ applications in the following weeks. According to the Tribune, the supervisors plan to appoint someone by June 5.
Whoever is appointed will represent Alameda County District 2, which includes Newark, Union City, Hayward and portions of Fremont and the unincorporated community of Sunol.
That person will only serve as District 2 supervisor until the Nov. 6 General Election, when voters will be asked to select a candidate to serve out the existing term through 2014.
Only Steele noted in her application that she will not be seeking election in November, the Tribune reported.
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- Bay City News contributed to this report.